The Mondovi Equestrian Team put forth a stellar effort in its first trip to the WIHA State Championship Show, finishing in sixth place with several top individual finishes. Team members are (pictured, left to right) Tarryn Wertz, Alissa Hopp, Autumn Morrow, Shaelee DeWitt, Coach Jean Sandberg, Kira Lee, Emma Sandberg.
  by Beth Kraft   The recent Wisconsin Interscholastic Horsemanship Association State Championship Show brought on a whirlwind weekend for the Mondovi Equestrian Team in its first-ever trip to...
The Mondovi Equestrian Team put forth a stellar effort in its first trip to the WIHA State Championship Show, finishing in sixth place with several top individual finishes. Team members are (pictured, left to right) Tarryn Wertz, Alissa Hopp, Autumn Morrow, Shaelee DeWitt, Coach Jean Sandberg, Kira Lee, Emma Sandberg.
Christian pop/contemporary solo artist Lucas Hitch and the band MEDIC will give a concert hosted by Prince of Peace Covenant Church on Wednesday, Nov. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted. Hitch appeared in Mondovi many times during his teen years as the fiddler in the Hitch family bluegrass gospel group Simple Grace.
  by Beth Kraft   It’s been at six or seven years since Lucas Hitch last played a gig in Mondovi, and the contemporary Christian pop artist with bluegrass roots is looking forward to renewing past...
Christian pop/contemporary solo artist Lucas Hitch and the band MEDIC will give a concert hosted by Prince of Peace Covenant Church on Wednesday, Nov. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted. Hitch appeared in Mondovi many times during his teen years as the fiddler in the Hitch family bluegrass gospel group Simple Grace.
Mondovi students will share a fresh take on the story of “The Ugly Duckling” in their upcoming fall musical, Honk!. Two performances will take place this Friday evening and Saturday afternoon in the Mondovi High School multipurpose room.
  Mondovi students will present their fall musical, Honk!, with two performances this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11, in the Mondovi High School multipurpose room. Showtimes are set for Friday...
Mondovi students will share a fresh take on the story of “The Ugly Duckling” in their upcoming fall musical, Honk!. Two performances will take place this Friday evening and Saturday afternoon in the Mondovi High School multipurpose room.
Scott Smith
  by Beth Kraft   It’s been nearly nine months since Mondovi Police Chief Scott Smith was last able to go out on patrol after a broken finger limited him to administrative duties. During closed...
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While the exterior of the Benson Animal Shelter is mostly complete, a variety of interior work still remains before the Buffalo County Humane Association’s shelter building can open. Construction-related setbacks have delayed the completion of the facility just north of Mondovi for much of this year. Currently the BCHA is seeking approximately $70,000 in new funding to replace an HVAC system that was improperly installed and is inadequate for the building’s needs.
  by Beth Kraft   Construction work at the Jerome and Judith Benson Animal Shelter just north of Mondovi has been ongoing for over three years, but the facility still has a ways to go before it can...
While the exterior of the Benson Animal Shelter is mostly complete, a variety of interior work still remains before the Buffalo County Humane Association’s shelter building can open. Construction-related setbacks have delayed the completion of the facility just north of Mondovi for much of this year. Currently the BCHA is seeking approximately $70,000 in new funding to replace an HVAC system that was improperly installed and is inadequate for the building’s needs.
The Mondovi Equestrian Team put forth a stellar effort in its first trip to the WIHA State Championship Show, finishing in sixth place with several top individual finishes. Team members are (pictured, left to right) Tarryn Wertz, Alissa Hopp, Autumn Morrow, Shaelee DeWitt, Coach Jean Sandberg, Kira Lee, Emma Sandberg.
Christian pop/contemporary solo artist Lucas Hitch and the band MEDIC will give a concert hosted by Prince of Peace Covenant Church on Wednesday, Nov. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted. Hitch appeared in Mondovi many times during his teen years as the fiddler in the Hitch family bluegrass gospel group Simple Grace.
Mondovi students will share a fresh take on the story of “The Ugly Duckling” in their upcoming fall musical, Honk!. Two performances will take place this Friday evening and Saturday afternoon in the Mondovi High School multipurpose room.
Scott Smith
While the exterior of the Benson Animal Shelter is mostly complete, a variety of interior work still remains before the Buffalo County Humane Association’s shelter building can open. Construction-related setbacks have delayed the completion of the facility just north of Mondovi for much of this year. Currently the BCHA is seeking approximately $70,000 in new funding to replace an HVAC system that was improperly installed and is inadequate for the building’s needs.

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Senior Brody Larson got a hand on a ball above the rim.
by Nick Urness and Desmond Davis, student writers The Gilmanton boys basketball team kicked off conference play on Thursday night, Dec. 5, with a win over rival Eleva-Strum, with a final score of 59-...
Gilmanton’s Jordyn Bloom looked to make a pass around the Lady Cards’ Abagail Palkowski.
  by Morgan Bork, student writer   On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the Gilmanton girls basketball team traveled to Eleva-Strum to play their conference opener. Both teams started the game out slow, ending the...
Four Mondovi wrestlers took the top spots in their respective weight classes at the Chetek tournament, held Saturday, Dec. 6. Pictured, Mondovi wrestlers who were undefeated at 5-0 that day were: Austin Fedie (120), Bryan Larson (126), Brett Larson (138) and Trevor Giedd (145).
  The Mondovi wrestling team traveled to Eau Claire Memorial for a dual meet on Thursday, Dec. 4. The Buffaloes came out on top by a score of 42-30. Winning matches for Mondovi were: 120—Austin Fedie...
Mondovi’s HomePlace facility, located between East Main and Vine streets, recently initiated a change to its license to begin offering assisted living care to supplement the current nursing home. Open houses will be held this Friday and Saturday afternoon to give interested guests a peek at the new CBRF apartments.
  by Beth Kraft   In response to a rapidly-growing demand for assisted living care in the local area, Mondovi’s HomePlace recently adjusted its licensure to begin a community-based residential...
“Christmas from the Heart” drive organizer Debbie Wright accepted $3,000 in Box Tops for Education funds from Matt the “Gordy’s Guru” and WEAU 13 News anchor Nikki Junewicz on Monday, Dec. 1. Eleva Intermediate is the fourth school to be recognized by the “Schools Rule!” contest, presented by Gordy’s County Market and WEAU. Also pictured are Wright’s student helpers Riley Cegielski, Grace Clark, Nick Higley, Quinn Schiefelbein and Madison Schultz.
  by Beth Kraft   Debbie Wright has donated her time and efforts to make Christmas a bit brighter for area families in need for the past 12 years. Last week the Eleva Elementary secretary, often...
  A 52-year-old Amish man from rural Mondovi was sentenced in Pepin County Court to five years in prison last week for repeated sexual assault crimes he admitted to committing about a decade ago....
Bob Parr and his grandson, Trent Parr, tagged a deer on the opening day of Wisconsin’s gun deer season at Joe’s Shop Kwik in Mondovi. Parr has turned helping hunters register their deer into a longstanding tradition and often has help from family members and friends.
  by Beth Kraft   Bob Parr hasn’t gone deer hunting since he was 23 years old. He doesn’t eat venison, either, and yet he hasn’t missed opening morning of gun deer season in over 35 years. Instead of...
  The “Small Town Christmas” electric light parade will hit the streets of Mondovi for the fifth-straight year this Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Mondovi Women’s Business...
Two pickup trucks driven by rural Mondovi residents were involved in an accident early last week on snow-covered roads at the intersection of State and Water streets. The impact sent one of the vehicles down a steep embankment where it struck a tree, resulting in minor injuries for the 70-year-old driver.
  by Beth Kraft   Two Mondovi-area men were involved in an accident on Mondovi’s south side on Monday afternoon, Nov. 24, resulting in a traffic citation for one driver and medical assistance for the...

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Eleva-Strum tech ed teacher and Cardinal Manufacturing advisor Craig Cegielski was recently named the Wisconsin Rural Teacher of the Year as presented by Jerry Fiene, executive director of the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, on Nov. 13.
  by Beth Kraft   Since joining the Eleva-Strum School District in 2005, teacher Craig Cegielski has virtually revolutionized Central High School’s technology education program by introducing a...

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